Summer Blackberry Cobbler

blackberry cobbler

This quick and easy blackberry cobbler is perfect for a summer treat. With only a few ingredients, the blackberries are the star element that makes this cobbler beautiful and oh, so tasty. Try it, you won’t be sorry!

Ah, the fruits of summer keep coming! Today we saw blackberries at the markets for the first time! Huge, plump and juicy… We had bowls of blackberries for a snack yesterday and today I cooked up the rest into this simple and easy blackberry cobbler.

When I was about 10 years old, my sisters and I used to ride our bicycles around our neighborhood all summer long. One year we found a couple of tiny blackberry bushes, full of fruit, in an empty lot a few blocks from our house. We raced home and told our mom, who provided us with containers to collect the neglected berries. They were teeny little wild blackberries and there were enough for a small serving each. We savored every bite, and since that day, the smell and taste of blackberries really brings the essence of summer to my senses.

blackberries for blackberry cobbler

How can you miss with a cobbler? The traditional dessert has only a few ingredients with basically a biscuit type dough. It is wetter, though more like cake batter; but biscuity, in that no eggs are required. Some cobblers are made with a thick bisquity batter, but this one is not. Cobblers are not fancy or pretentious desserts. They are wholesome and cosy… just perfect for a family dinner, picnic, or really, for any meal!

Cover the batter in blackberries, finish with a sprinkling of sugar on top and it whips up easy as… blackberry cobbler!

The batter cooks up light and fluffy, while the top and edges get browned and crispy… like this:

blackberry cobbler

Not too sweet, it is perfect on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, dollop of yogurt or a drizzle of cream… you choose…

blackberry cobbler

Don’t those blackberries look gorgeous? There’s something about that color that just makes me happy! In fact, not only are they gorgeous, but purple foods are also good for health. So much so, that I wrote this entire article all about why purple foods are so healthy… no kidding! That makes it so much more reasonable, don’t you think? Now you can say you are making this cobbler for health purposes. 🙂 I hope you are ready for some blackberry cobbler healthy yumminess!

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blackberry cobbler

Summer Blackberry Cobbler

Maysie & Jay
This yummy blackberry cobbler comes together quickly and brings the rich taste of sweet summer fruit with buttery cake to your table!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups fresh washed blackberries you might need a few more, depending on your berries and shape of pan
  • cups sugar
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup water, more or less to make batter pourable, not spoonable
  • sugar for sprinkling on top

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Grease a square 8”x8” or 11″x7″ baking dish, set aside
  • Melt butter in medium sized pan
  • Add yogurt and sugar and mix well
  • Add flour, baking powder and salt
  • Add water and mix until blended, not over mixing
  • Pour batter into greased pan and cover with blackberries; try to keep the berries in a single layer and not all clumped up
  • Cover berries with a sprinkle of sugar
  • Bake 40-50 minutes, until top is golden brown, checking periodically for desired brownness
  • Remove from oven and let cool… can be eaten warm!

Notes

Optional: ½ teaspoon vanilla or 1 teaspoon lemon zest for rubbing into sugar. Either is delicious; I didn’t add these this time and the cobbler was fantastic!
 
Optional toppings: Ice cream, whipped cream, yogurt…
 
If spooned when warm, the cobbler will crumble like normal cobbler. When cool, it can be cut into squares.
Keyword blackberries, blackberry cobbler, blackberry desserts, summer fruit desserts

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